Did you ever have those children’s books with illustrations of a beribboned girl opening a mailbox to find happy surprises within? They were always semi-Victorian in nature, sometimes with a few sheep grazing in the background. Well, I have no sheep; for ribbons, replace with sunglasses; and my mailbox is of the metal sort set into an apartment building wall, but I still received a lovely surprise in the mail today: a package of greeting cards from talented designer Hope Wallace. What I adore about her illustrations is that they combine eighteenth and nineteenth images with a twist– rather like the Pink books.
They were too pretty not to share, so here are a few of my favorites:
And, oh joy of my life, bookmarks:
Which do you like best?